PM Modi has insulted armed forces by comparing surgical strikes with video game: Congress

PM Modi mocked the Congress over its claim of having conducted surgical strikes during the UPA regime telling the party that it is not a video game.

Published: 04th May 2019 12:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2019 12:54 AM   |  A+A-

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala | ANI

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has insulted the Armed Forces by comparing the 2013 surgical strikes by the Armed Forces to "paper and video games" and by questioning statements of the then Army Chief, alleged Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at a rally in Sikar mocked the Congress over its claim of having conducted surgical strikes during the UPA regime telling the party that it is not a video game.

"Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has insulted our brave Armed Forces. Modiji's shameless utterances today in an election rally in Sikar, Rajasthan comparing the Surgical Strikes conducted Armed Forces as 'Paper' and 'Video Games' is nothing but a direct abuse to the indomitable courage and bravery of our brave Jawans, Surjewala said in a press statement issued by the Congress on Friday.

FOLLOW OUR FULL ELECTION COVERAGE HERE

Tragically, Modiji has even faulted the statement of the then serving Army Chief, General Bikram Singh on the surgical strike dated December 23, 2013. This reflects political bankruptcy of a Prime Minister when faced with an imminent defeat in the 2019 elections," he said.

The Congress statement also accused Modi of practising "pseudo-nationalism" and mentioned that the Armed Forces had been used by the BJP for advertising their politics and covering up their faults.

"Firstly, Modiji attempted to craft a 'National Security' narrative by using Armed Forces as 'Political Advertisement' for BJP, as he had no answer on the issue of jobs, agrarian Distress, black Money and corruption. When cornered by facts, his pseudo-nationalism is exposed as he spews a diatribe against our Army. To put in the language of the BJP, questioning the bravery of our Army is nothing short of an `Anti-National Act' by Narendra Modi," Surjewala said.

READ HERE | Congress first mocked surgical strike, then opposed it and now says 'me too': Modi

The Congress release stated that the party has always stood resolutely with the Armed and paramilitary forces and states the number of surgical strikes conducted by them after 2000.

"We are proud that our Armed Forces have successfully conducted multiple 'Surgical Strikes' over the last two decades, particularly post the year 2000, January 21, 2000 (Nadala Enclave, across the Neelam River), September 18, 2003 (Baroh Sector, Poonch), June 19, 2008 (Bhattal Sector, Poonch), Aug 30-September 1, 2011 (Sharda Sector, across Neelam River Valley in Kel), January 6, 2013 (Sawan Patra check post), July 27-28, 2013 (Nazapir Sector), August 6, 2013 (Neelam Valley), January 14, 2014 (Army Chief, General Bikram Singh's statement qua Surgical Strike on December 23, 2013), September 28-29, 2016 (DGMO's Statement)," it said.

ALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi slams opposition for seeking proof on terror strike

"Prime Minister Modi's utter desperation, unending frustration and sheer nervousness is palpable now by his pitiful, contemptable and shameful charge on our Armed Forces. Denigrating and discrediting our Armed Forces with slander and abuse will not only lower the morale of our jawans but will be a sure shot case of Modiji's exit on May 23," it said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Satheesan

    U liars when armed force came out with press report about Surgical strike
    22 days ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp